Targeting Problem Areas – Core and Glutes

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ICWA can help you target common problem areas so that you can enjoy a sexier body and increased mobility.

When Core and Glutes Are Problem Areas

Most people come to ICWA wanting to target their core and glutes because they want to look better in their clothes and in the buff. Of course, ICWA trainers will develop a program to target these highly visible areas. However, our trainers may target these areas for a different reason Continue reading “Targeting Problem Areas – Core and Glutes”

Stop Making These Five Weightlifting Mistakes

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Olympic weightlifting is excellent exercise to build muscle, develop strength and improve athletic performance. However, you won’t see any of those gains if you’re doing it wrong. These are five weightlifting no-no’s that ICWA coaches will help you avoid for better results:

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Lift Pounds to Lose Pounds

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To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. That’s easy enough to understand. But how you go about burning those calories is where many people are still in the dark. Most people think that cardio is the best (or only) way to burn enough calories to start shedding pounds and losing inches…but it’s not. Lifting weights is a great way to lose weight because it’s effective and less time-consuming. Continue reading “Lift Pounds to Lose Pounds”

New Olympic Weightlifting Classes Starting This Month!

Olympic weightlifting is an exciting sport all on its own, and it’s also used in training for a variety of other athletics. In other words, it’s a great discipline to learn to boost your fitness, whether you want to become a competitive lifter or a better athlete in your own game of choice. But to get the benefits without injury, you need to learn to lift properly, and that’s what ICWA’s Olympic Weightlifting Level I classes will help you do.

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Our Level I Olympic Weightlifting classes teach you the basics of weightlifting, including: Continue reading “New Olympic Weightlifting Classes Starting This Month!”

Myth: Weightlifting Makes Women Look “Manly”

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At ICWA, we believe that there’s an athlete in everyone. We also know that athletic performance can be improved by weightlifting. Unfortunately, many women are discouraged from beginning a weightlifting program because they think it’s going to make them look too masculine. But that’s simply not true. Weightlifting offers a number of health benefits, all of which women can enjoy without compromising a feminine physique.

Benefits of Weightlifting

Weightlifting can increase overall health and performance by: Continue reading “Myth: Weightlifting Makes Women Look “Manly””

Don’t Give Up on Your New Year’s Resolution. Make it SMARTer!

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The New Year is now 1/12th of the way over. How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolution?

If you made a resolution to get in shape and lose weight but are having trouble doing the work to see results, you’re not alone. The problem may not be with your willpower but with the lack of definition in your New Year’s Resolutions. At ICWA, we have some tips for refining your New Year’s Resolution so that you can get back on track…and we’re here to help all year long! Continue reading “Don’t Give Up on Your New Year’s Resolution. Make it SMARTer!”

Now Is the Time to Work on Your “Beach Body”

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It may be bitter cold outside, but summer season is just a few short months away. If you want to look good in shorts and swimsuits this year—and feel great about yourself—you need to start working toward your beach body now, and ICWA is the place to do it! Continue reading “Now Is the Time to Work on Your “Beach Body””

Easy Ways to Stay Active during Winter Holidays

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What’s not to love about the holidays? You get to spend time with family and friends, enjoy cozy fires, eat decadent foods and an array of sweet treats…but that often comes at the cost of regular exercise. Often, we leave the holiday season with a lot of guilt and some extra pounds or inches on our waistline.

The trainers at ICWANM have some great ideas to stay active this winter. Continue reading “Easy Ways to Stay Active during Winter Holidays”

Taking the Myths Out of CrossFit

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As exercise programs and methods become popular and develop, they also gather myths from people who overheard “something” said but weren’t fully aware of the context. Here are a few common misconceptions about CrossFit and the truth behind them.

CrossFit is the Best Way to Get in Shape

This depends entirely on what you’re training for. If you want to improve your cardiovascular system? It’s fantastic. Can it be adjusted to suit people at different capability levels and gradually increased? Yes, but the best way to get in shape is Continue reading “Taking the Myths Out of CrossFit”

Is CrossFit Right for Me?

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New exercise fads show up constantly and it can be difficult to decide if they’ll actually do what they promise or if you’re risking injury by following the directions. CrossFit, with the changing exercise routines and high intensity focus, may not seem like the right exercise method for you. But there’s more to CrossFit than just intensity.

CrossFit Can Be Personalized

No one starts their exercise program already in top shape. The entire purpose of CrossFit is to Continue reading “Is CrossFit Right for Me?”